Year 13 pupil, Felix Beddow wanted to use his artistic skills to support Winchester's local homeless shelter. His design has been chosen for their annual Christmas card. Felix explains how he got involved:
"The collaboration came about when the Winchester Churches Nightshelter charity, unable to make use of the school's Community Service team due to COVID measures, asked whether we could make a contribution to their annual Christmas card campaign. Studying A-level art and already participating in the CS program, several boys were brought in to help make and package the most sellable and appropriate Christmas-themed artworks.
I wanted to set the wintery scene in a familiar and identifiably 'Winchester' setting. Choosing the Buttercross, bathed in warm light from the shopfronts I wanted to design both a pleasant and inviting scene, as well as beckoning the consideration of the difficulties of sleeping rough during the winter months and Christmas period."
The cards are available to purchase online and all proceeds will go towards helping people experiencing homelessness in the Winchester area.
22nd November 2020
The Quiristers have recorded at Abbey Road studio to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
7th September 2020
In the first of a series of insights into school life during this unique time, we hear from Ben Wen who recently joined the school as a JP in Furley's, spending the past two weeks with his brother in quarantine. Ben looks back at his first impressions of boarding life.
2nd July 2020
In our last postcard from home this term, Anvesh explains that, whilst he misses friends and school life, he has enjoyed spending time with his family, learning recipes from his older sister and playing games with his parents.
28th June 2020
Just eighteen days after setting off - from their respective homes - to journey together, virtually, to Everest base camp, the team has reached its goal and raised over £11, 450 for charity in the process. The two pupils at the fore of organising and promoting the event write about the challenge and what it means to the team and the charity they're supporting.
27th June 2020
Struck by the terrible hardships facing vulnerable communities in his home city of Bangkok, Toh started making nutritious, tasty food to be delivered to those most in need. In an inspiring postcard, he explains how he's balanced his charity work with his school work.
22nd June 2020
English don Tom Quale considers how literature bears "the indelible impression of its time" and what that might mean for the writing taking place during this turbulent period.